TAMPA, FL – The Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest has announced Mairena Wines as the event’s official wine sponsor. The partnership with Tampa-based San Rafael Import Company includes a variety of red and white wines that will be available for sale throughout parade festivities at its charitable beer and wine gardens.
For more than 30 years, alcoholic beverages available for purchase at Gasparilla Pirate Fest have been sold exclusively by Tampa-based nonprofit organizations, which in turn receive proceeds earned for their charitable efforts.
Three generations of the Blanco family have farmed the Mairena vineyards and produced grapes for the company’s renowned wines. Mairena is the largest wine producer in South America and the 5th largest in the world.
“We have a close relationship with our Argentine friends, the Blanco family, and are thrilled to share their incredible wines on a grand and festive scale with the Tampa Bay community and its signature Gasparilla events,” stated San Rafael President and Tampa native Dan Whitaker.
“Mairena Wines are the perfect compliment to any festive atmosphere, and will undoubtedly have pirates and party-goers toasting to celebrate!”
Partner Ben Benvenuti added, “Mairena Wines have a smooth, rich flavor that is a true treasure. We believe they will be a hit for Gasparilla Pirate Fest, and we look forward to sharing it with everyone in attendance.”
Reserved tickets are still available for the Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Those interested can visit GasparillaTreasures.com.